Brentwood United Methodist Church

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Welcome to Brentwood UMC

We are glad you are here! We would love to have you join us in worship in one of our various services. We offer worship services on Saturday and Sunday. These services range from traditional to blended.

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Service Times

Saturday Evening
6:00 pm Casual/traditional

Sunday Mornings

8:15 am Traditional/blended
9:45 am Contemporary
11:05 am Traditional

Directions

We are located at 309 Franklin Road, Brentwood, TN.  We are directly across from the Brentwood Place Shopping Center, 1.5 miles south of Old Hickory Blvd.

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For Adults

We have many opportunities each week to help connect you with others. Whether that’s in a Sunday morning class, a small group, a short-term class, or a Disciple Bible Study group. 

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For Your Children

We have many opportunities each week to connect your preschoolers and elementary aged children with others and to grow their faith.

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For Your Teens

We have many ministry opportunities going on each week to help you connect with others, grow in your faith and use your gifts. If you are a new youth to BUMC in the 7th-12th grade, we hope you will join us on a Sunday night for worship, small groups, and youth choir.

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Gifted Stories

An Unforeseen Spiritual Gift

Posted by Robert Stammer on with 0 Comments

Romans 11: 29  …for God’s gifts are irrevocable. (NIV)

As a college freshman, I majored in mathematics. I enjoyed it but after a year of being a math major, I envisioned that my future career would likely be that of a math teacher. Teaching was NOT what I wanted to do! So I changed my major to become a civil engineer because I wanted to build things. I did not want to be a teacher.

My mom would regularly “suggest” with her Southern accent, “You are a teacher, whether you recognize it or not!” Of course at age nineteen, I did not always appreciate parental suggestions.

I now recognize that the Holy Spirit, and my mom’s advice, led me to approach a former engineering professor at Vanderbilt to ask about possibly teaching one transportation class. The next year, while employed full-time as a transportation engineer with the Tennessee Department of Transportation, I was hired to teach one class. One year turned into two years of teaching. I had the same class Monday, Wednesday and Friday on my lunch hour each spring.  This led to the earning of a “terminal degree” that luckily was not terminal and a wonderful college teaching career! What my mom recognized, and I did not, was that I already was a teacher! Leading Boy Scouts, teaching Red Cross swimming lessons for multiple summers, and being an adult Sunday School teacher were all part of my early life.

Now after almost 45 years of teaching an adult Sunday School class, and 37 years as a Vanderbilt college professor, I guess I am a teacher. I do, in fact, have a spiritual gift, and I hope I have honored that gift in a responsible manner over the years.

The lesson here is to be still and listen to where you are being led. Overcoming initial resistance and fears can lead to fulfillment and happiness. I hope you have special memories of all those who have taught you in so many ways along life’s journey.

Prayer: Give us the wisdom to recognize where the Holy Spirit leads us…and that our parents get smarter and smarter the older we become.

Challenge: We often tend to be stubborn and resistant to change and suggestions.  But when we listen and then step out in faith, fulfilling service and happiness can follow.

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